Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

SMC-Media, publisher of is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to your privacy. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our practices about how we collect, use and share your personal information.

About our privacy policy

This privacy policy describes how the personal information that is collected when you visit the SMC media journal’s websites will be used (Service). This policy may be supplemented by additional privacy statements, terms or notices of the service provided.

Information we collect

The website, peer-review platform and newsletters collect information from you in two ways: directly from your input and automatically through the respective technologies. The types of personal information that the Service collects directly from you depends on the content and features you use and may include:

  • Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number;
  • Educational, professional, and other background information, such as field of study, current position, practice;
  • Account login credentials, such as usernames and passwords;
  • Communication preferences, such as e-alerts. We will only communicate with you via email.

The Service also automatically collects information about your use of the Service, such as:

  • Computer, device and connection information, such as IP address, browser type and version, operating system, mobile platform, unique device identifier and other technical identifiers;
  • Usage data, such as click stream data, including date and time stamp and referring and exit pages, search terms you used, and pages you visited or searched for on the Service;

We collect this data through our servers and the use of cookies and other technologies. You can control cookies through your browser's settings and other tools. However, if you choose to block certain cookies, you may not be able to register, login to the Service, access certain parts of the Service or make full use of the Service.

How we use your information

SMC-Media, publisher of, is committed to deliver a relevant and useful experience to you. To that end we may use your personal information to:

  • Provide the Service to you, such as allow access to the peer-review process
  • Notify you about changes or updates and provide you with special offers, promotions, surveys and other information related to the Service;
  • Provide you with support in order to keep the Service working, safe and secure;
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate usage, including for the purposes of research, audits, reporting.

We may also use your personal information to:

  • Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments or concerns;
  • Provide you with relevant special offers, promotions and other information about events and services of ours and our affiliates parties such as societies and sponsors;
  • Enhance and improve our products, events and services and develop new ones;

Your data, however, is not given nor sold to anyone else. It’s staying with us.

Sharing of your information

Your information is not shared with any third parties not involved into the journal’s technical and administrative activities. In no way your information is shared with third parties for commercial purposes. We share your personal information with your consent or as necessary to complete a transaction or provide a service that you have requested or authorized. We may share your personal information with our:

Suppliers and service providers, including editors, reviewers, payment processors (, email service providers (, mailing houses (, shipping agents, and IT service providers (

We also may need to disclose your personal information if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to:

  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation;
  • detect, investigate and help prevent security, fraud or technical issues.

We may disclose non-personally identifiable information, such as anonymous usage data reports and aggregated information, for any purpose, except where we are restricted by law.

Your choices and communications preferences

You can manage your communications preferences when you register in the following ways: by updating your account preferences, by using the unsubscribe mechanism or other means provided within the communications that you receive from us or by contacting us at . We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the service rendered by us whenever necessary.

Access to, accuracy and deletion of your information

SMC Media, publisher of, may allow registered users to access their account information and make corrections or updates upon log in at any time. The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user.

Data security

SMC Media takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical security measures.

Cross-border transfer of your information

Your personal information may be transferred to and stored in servers and facilities located in your region or another country. We take steps to ensure that the information continues to be protected wherever it is located.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.


If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this privacy policy or our processing of your information, please contact:

Indexing services

EJCRIM makes use of a few external indexing systems to help disseminate your article. DOAJ, MEdra, PubMed Central and Data Conversion Laboratories are some of our external suppliers. The information we forward to said suppliers is limited to the metadata that the published article contains. Therefore all they will get is your full name and email, alongwith the DOI number that has been assigned to your paper and will be used only to accomplish their indexing tasks.